Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This quake has me thinking

I was woken up at 4:00 this morning by an earthquake. I didn't think it was one happening. I laid there while it happened and felt the house shake and heard the rattle. I then walked the floors and looked outside to see if it was a train, snowplow, or anything else. I was too tired to look online or turn the news on to see if it really was an earthquake. Instead I prayed myself back to sleep.

When I woke up and saw the headlines on the computer and TV it was confirmed there was an earthquake. I knew it...I wasn't going crazy. It was about 4.3 magnitude.

As I sit here and think about this earthquake, I am reminded of how there was one in 2008 at 4:00 in the morning that was felt in our area. I couldn't help but two years Blake has been alive, there have been two earthquakes that have happened where he has lived. And in the 30 years that I have been alive I have had a total of two.

I can't help but realize how different the times are we live in. Blake experiences more earthquakes, more economy problems, more people okay with gay and lesbians, more of a changing and shaky world than what I had experienced growing up. What I want to do as a parent is make his life as secure and normal as I can among all these negative things going on around him. Most importantly I want to teach him the world is a shaky hard place to live and things around us are so uncertain, but we serve a loving God who is constant, never changing, and steady!

Help me to live my life to be that living example to my son!


Megan said...

wow! Glad everyone is ok. Your little man is being raised by such great parents. God will give you everything you need for him. p.s. He is too stinkin' cute and getting big! :D

Judith and Lance said...

That is a great post Sharon. I share your desire to provide the same for my precious girls. You are a wonderful mother!

kdana said...

so true. well written! and GREAT PIC. he is getting so big. YOu are a good mommy. He will benefit so much from your love, concern and prayers over him